St. Pius X High School
Weekly Family Newsletter
For the week of March 27, 2017
2016-2017 School Year Theme
"Live Like Jesus"
Congratulations to Coach Bob Fenzel and the women’s basketball team on finishing second in state this past weekend. This is the highest finish for our women’s basketball program in our school’s history! Thanks to all for the support you gave the team (and coaches) throughout the year.
Alexandra Chirpich Natalie Denzer Olivia Ervie
Amanda Hayes Abigail Hipp Alaina Malott
Antoinette Mussorici Catherine Parrish Isabel Ringel
Hannah Simone Kathrynne Taylor Alexandra Widman
Erin Bollinger, Manager
At the basketball banquet, Coach Bob Fenzel announced that he will not be returning. We would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication to our program for the past ten years.
Coach Krista Daniels will be taking over the program for the 2017/2018 school year.
Congratulations to Abby Hipp on being selected as the Class 4’s Player of the Year and a finalist for the DiRenna Award, an award the recognized the best basketball player in the Kansas City area. Abby has been selected to play in the Missouri vs. Kansas All-Star game at Shawnee Mission South on Friday, April 6th at 6:00 pm. She was chosen as the Hy-Vee Athlete o f the Week from Spectrum Sports, for her performance at the MSHSAA Basketball Championships.
have been awarded a scholarship through the 2017 Elizabeth Spelman Health Career Scholarship program this year.
Congratulations to our
Academic Letter Winners
for Semester 1 2016-2017.
Please click here to see the list!
Attention Seniors and Senior Parents:
Mr. Murphy needs scholarship and grant information from you ASAP (if not already provided)
College giving scholarship
Name of scholarship
Amount of scholarship
College awarding grant
Name of grant, if applicable
Amount of grant
- UMKC Chancellor's Scholarship $2,500
- Avila University Leadership Grant $1,500
Information needed by April 17th. After that, there is no guarantee it can be included in the graduation program or in the senior night festivities.
Please contact Mr. Murphy with questions, email@example.com
There are exciting things happening at St. Pius X as we continue to build for our future and I wanted to provide you a quick update and video of our progress.
Crews began clearing land at the site of the future St. Pius X Athletic Complex off of Davidson Road. Check out this video (
) - it's a great view of the entire site
as we begin our work.
In addition, The Fine Arts and Activity Center should be complete by the end of the school year. Our art and music classes are meeting in their new spaces, and we will have broadcasting up and running in their new space in the fall.
We have currently raised $4,914,656 toward our goal of $7 Million. THANK YOU to all of you who have contributed to this Campaign. I am so grateful to all of our generous donors who have helped us move forward this quickly with these projects. With just over $2 Million left to raise, we can continue work at the Athletic site as funds are received. (More information about the campaign can be found at
If you have not yet contributed to the Campaign, please consider a gift or pledge. We will be able to make a lot of progress this summer with the money we have currently collected. Our dream is to get our athletes home playing fields, courts and trails as soon as possible. If we could raise additional funds quickly, this dream may be a reality for some of our teams by the fall of 2017.
Thank you for your continued prayers of support.
Joseph Monachino, Jr.
P.S. You may
online or call Melanie Martin for more information
Giuseppe Sarto Award
The Giuseppe Sarto Award is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding service to St. Pius X High School. In general, it is intended to show appreciation for significant and voluntary contribution to the advancement of the school. Nominations Forms are now available here:
Nominations forms are due by April 21, 2017. Past Giuseppe Sarto Recipients are: Greg Ringel, Savina Lee, Lana Carlson, Barb Witherow, Rick & Jan Gavin, Jim Schulenberg and many more.
Click here for the Giuseppe Sarto Nomination Form
- it's due on April 21st
2017 SPX Summer Camps
For a listing of the 2017 SPX Summer Camps,
Tuition & Fees
2017-2018 tuition for one student is $8,900
The only form that is required for current student enrollment is the St. Pius X Tuition Contract (one per family). Once the form is completed, please return it to the Front Office with the appropriate Enrollment Fee.
2017-2018 Incoming Freshmen must complete additional Enrollment Forms. Once the forms are completed, please return them to the Front Office with the appropriate Enrollment Fee.
Enrollment fee* must be turned in with Enrollment paperwork.
- $325 enrollment fee for all students - * The enrollment fee is non-refundable.
The following discounts are available:
- Diocesan Employee Discount $1,000 per student
- Legacy (Child of Alumni) Discount $500 per student
- Multiple Student Discount $1,000 per second student
- Active Tithing Parishioner Discount $1,000 per student
- Large family tuition structure for families with 4 or more children
When completing the 2017-2018 Tuition Contract, please check all the applicable Discounts.
The 2017/2018 Calendar at a Glance
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SPX PARENTS ANNUAL CONCESSION OBLIGATION
St. Pius X requires each family to work one concession shift per school year. Each family is assigned one shift (either on the Fall or Winter schedule) no matter if your student plays a sport or not. Only one parent is required to attend (or another adult in the family, grandparent, aunt, uncle,etc).
Your student is NOT elgible to take your shift.
The Winter Schedule is now available on the SPX website under the Parent's Association tab.
Please contact Jenny Vutich, Parents Association Concession Scheduler, if you have any questions regarding your concession obligation at 935-6923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Online Newspaper
Student Online Announcements
The Xfactor Daily Announcements
and click on the date you wish to view!
Service Hour Reminder
S ervice hour forms must be turned in within two weeks of the date of service during the school year. During the summer, service hour forms may be turned in the first week of school. Completed service hour forms may be turned into the front office . You may also put your service hour forms in the drop box outside the office door. Please click
for the service hour form. Please be sure the form is filled out in its entirety. Please be sure the location is an approved site for community hours. For a list of approved agencies for community hours please click
. No more than 20 hours from any location will be accepted to count towards graduation. Any parish hours must be completed at the family parish or church. Other parish or church time will go under SPX hours, as the student will be representing St. Pius X. For awards night and senior graduation requirements, all hours must be turned in by April 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. O’Malley at
Explore the following links to stay up-to-date regarding important school information!
For Business Office Information
For Year Book Information and information on Senior Ads for the yearbook
For StuCo Events
For Service Hours
SAFE Home List
Update on 20/20 SPX Community Strategic Plan
Ways to Help SPX
SPX Parent Association
Pius Armoury Please go to the Pius Armoury webpage for upcoming news and a schedule of days and hours open!
Sports Schedule & Results
Track and Field
Calendar at a Glance
27 M/T/F Schedule
28 M/T/F Schedule
28 Senior Retreat
29 Wednesday Block Schedule
29 SPX Debate Tourney 3pm to 8pm
30 Thursday Block Schedule
31 End of the 5th 6 Weeks
31 Low Mass Schedule
The school calendar is available and kept current on the website at www.stpiusxhs-kc.com. The dates listed in this and later newsletters are subject to change.